New Delhi: The head of the largest 4G LTE operator in India, Reliance Jio, has previously indicated that the company is in a position to launch a 5G network with small software updates. But the government of India has not yet finalized its 5G spectrum policy.
“I think India will be a 4G country and it will be ready for 5G before others by 2020,” Mukesh Ambani said at the Mobile Congress of India (IMC) in 2018 on Thursday.
“And from day one … JioGigaFiber will offer full fixed mobile convergence … where Indians will travel seamlessly between mobile and fixed broadband networks … 4G and 5G when they are on the move … and Wi-Fi. Fi when he’s inside, “he said.
He said that now that India has a world-class digital infrastructure, the country is “ready to not only embrace … but also to lead the Fourth Industrial Revolution.” He talked about how the Fourth Industrial Revolution led by India could solve the biggest problems it faces. The world and the country. It could help realize Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of doubling the incomes of 150 million Indian farmers, he said.
“It can fulfill the promise of the Ayushman Bharat plan to provide medical care to 500 million people, the largest health insurance initiative in the world carried out by the Modi government,” he said, adding that it could provide quality education to 200 million students in Indian schools and colleges
You can create more jobs with the market of small traders and small businesses, connected digitally and with artificial intelligence, he said.
The Moody Investors Service said on Wednesday that India, along with Indonesia, Malaysia and Bangladesh, will be the ones that will later adopt 5G services, as telecommunication companies in these markets focus on increasing 4G coverage.
Moody’s said Japan, Korea and Australia will take the lead in the APAC region in deploying 5G mobile services next year and expects China, Hong Kong, Singapore and the Philippines to become early adopters.
“India has moved from 155th place in mobile broadband penetration to being the number 1 nation in mobile data consumption in the world in less than two years. This is the fastest transition anywhere in the world, from 2G-3G to 4G, “said Mukesh Ambani.
Mukesh Ambani said that India is becoming the largest consumer of data. There will also be similar opportunities in broadband plans. “Now we also have a similar opportunity to reproduce this success in fixed broadband,” said Mukesh Ambani.
India will grow from 135th place to one of the three main countries in fixed broadband at a rate that will surprise the world, said Mukesh Ambani at the telecommunications event organized by the COAI.